TV Works

The list includes original John Williams compositions for television (scores and themes) and TV performances
(ALL TV SERIES, EXCEPT WERE NOTED)

2020s

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On Grit and Glory (2023)
Theme for ESPN College Football Championship
News

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)
Theme
News
Released digitally

2000s
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Great Performances (2009)
Theme
› Unreleased
› Interview
› Video

NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Theme
› Unreleased
› Interview (Video)

Masterpiece Theatre’s American Collection (2000)
Theme
› Theme available o­n Classic Yo-Yo

1990s
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Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games (1996)
‘Summon the Heroes’ (Original Composition)/Ceremonies Scoring & Conducting
› ‘Sumon the Heroes’ available o­n Summon the Heroes and American Journey

1980s
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Olympic Spirit (NBC Sports Theme) (1988)
Theme
› Original Recording available o­n The 1988 Summer Olympics Album
› Re-recording available o­n Summon the Heroes

Amazing Stories (1985-1987)
Theme and Scores
Season 1: 2 Episodes – The Mission and Ghost Train, directed by Steven Spielberg (1985)
Available on the following releases:
› Amazing Stories: Anthologies (2006/2007) Three 2-CD sets of original soundtracks from the Amazing Stories TV series:
– Volume 1: Includes score for Ghost Train, Main Title, “bumper” and Amblin Logo
– Volume 2: Includes alternate Main Title, End Title,”bumper” and a Christmas version of the Amblin logo
– Volume 3: Includes score for The Mission, alternate Main Title and Amblin Logo
The MissionJoel McNeely/RSNO Re-recording

NBC News (1985)
Various themes and bumpers
› ‘Mission Theme (Theme from NBC News)’ recordings available o­n the JW/Boston Pops compilations By Request and American Journey

Los Angeles ’84 Olympic Games (1984)
‘Olympic Fanfare and Theme’ (Original Composition) / Ceremonies Scoring & Conducting
‘Olympic Fanfare and Theme’ available on the following rleases:
› The Official Music of the 1984 Games /The Official Music of the XIII Olympiad (Vinyl o­nly) (Original Recording)
(John Williams/Los Angeles studio orchestra)
› By Request… (1990)
(John Williams/Boston Pops)
› Summon the Heroes (1996) – Includes Leo Arnaud’s ‘Bugler’s Dream’ Fanfare
(John Williams/Boston Pops)

1970s
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Evening at Pops (1970-2005)
Theme (1981)
Conductor/Performer (1979-2005)

KCET TV (late 1970s)
Signature logo theme (?)

The Cowboys (1974)
Arrangement of Williams’ theme for the 1972 film
› Unreleased

The Screaming Woman (TV Movie) (1972)
Score (End Titles only)
› Unreleased

Jane Eyre (TV Movie) (1971)
Score
Original Soundtrack Album Expanded
› Suite available o­n the JW/Boston Pops compilation Pops Britannia
Album Review

1960s
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Heidi (TV Movie) (1968)
Score
› Original Soundtrack (Vinyl)
Expanded Edition + Original Soundtrack Album (2023)
› Expanded Edition + Original Soundtrack Album (2013)

CBS Playhouse (1967-1970)
Score
Season 2: 1 episode

Land of the Giants (1968-70)
Theme and Score
Season 1: 1 episode
Complete Score
Original Soundtrack
› The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen (Box Set)

The Time Tunnel (1966-67)
Theme and Score
Season 1: 1 episode
› Score excerpts on Original Soundtrack

The Tammy Grimes Show (1966)
Theme and Scores
Theme
— Season 1: 4 episodes
› Unreleased

Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At… (1966)
Scores
Season 1: 9 episodes (?)
› Unreleased

Nightwatch (1966)
Theme and Score (Pilot) – Unsold
 Original Soundtrack

Who Goes There? (1965)
Score (Pilot) – Unsold
› Unreleased

And Baby Makes Three (1965)
Score (Pilot) – Unsold

Convoy (1965)
Scores
Season 1: 2 episodes
› Unreleased

Lost in Space (1965-68)
Themes and Scores
Theme (Season 1 and 2)
Season 1: 4 episodes
Score excerpts available on:
› Original Soundtrack, Vol.1
› Original Soundtrack, Vol.2
› Original Soundtrack, Vol.3
› The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen (Box Set)
› Lost in Space (12-CD Box Set)

The Ghostbreaker (1965)
Theme and Score (Pilot) – unsold
› Original Soundtrack

Inside the Movie Kingdom (1964)
Score
TV Documentary
› Unreleased

Gilligand’s Island (1964-1967)
Score
Pilot (unaired)
› Unreleased

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963-1967)
Theme and Scores
Season 1: 3 episodes
Season 2: 1 episode
Season 3: 4 episodes (?)
Season 4: 1 episode
› Unreleased

Kraft Suspense Theater (1963-1965)
Theme and Scores
Theme (Season 1 and 2)
Season 1: 16 episodes
Season 2: 2 episodes
› Unreleased

Breaking Point (1962-1964)
Score
Season 1: 1 episode
› Unreleased

The Eleventh Hour (1962-1964)
Score
Season 2: 1 episode
› Original Soundtrack available on TV Omnibus Volume 1

Wide Country (1962-1963)
Theme and Scores
Season 1: Pilot (part of ‘Alcoa Premiere’)

Kraft Mystery Theater (1961-1963)
Theme (Season 3)
Season 3: 3 episodes
›  Unreleased

Alcoa Premiere Theater (1961-1963)
Theme and Scores
Season 1: 28 episodes
Season 2: 28 episodes
› Original Soundtrack Recording (LP)

Checkmate (1960-1962)
Theme and Scores
Season 1: 36 episodes
Season 2: (3)4 episodes???
› Score selections on Original Soundtrack
› Re-arrangements available o­n Shelly Manne’s compilation

1950s
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Markham (1959-1960)
Score
Season 1: 1 episode

Wagon Train (1957-1965)
Scores
Season 2: 4 episodes (?)
Season 7: 1 episode
Season 8: 1 episode
› Original Soundtrack Recording (LP)

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1962)
Scores
Season 4: 3 episodes
Season 5: 1 episode
› Unreleased

Bachelor Father (1957-1962)
Theme (Season 3) and Scores
Season 2: 8 episodes
Season 3: 37 episodes
› Unreleased

M-Squad (1957-1960)
Scores
Season 2: 8 episodes
› 3 Williams tracks available o­n Original Soundtrack

Playhouse 90 (1956-1960)
Score
– 1 episode
› Unreleased

General Electric Theater (1953-1962)
Scores
— Season 8: 3 episodes?
— Season 9: 3 episodes
— Season 10: 1-4 episodes?
› Unreleased

Special thanks to Thor Joachim Haga.
You can listen to excerpts from all John Williams’ TV works at Celluloid TunesThe Complete John Williams Television Music Walkthrough:
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6